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1885 Niels Bohr (Danish Physicist; 1922 Nobel Laureate for Physics) Niels Bohr 1922 Nobel Laureate for Physics
1939 Harold W. Kroto (English Organic Chemist; 1996 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry) Harold W. Kroto Organic Chemistry 1996 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1948 Diane Ackerman (Illinois-born Poet, Essayist) Illinois Authors Poetry Science Literature Writer's Almanac
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1950 Willis Haviland Carrier (New York-born Inventor of the First Practical Air Conditioner) Willis Carrier Inventors & Inventions Business Leader
1956 Clarence Birdseye (New York City-born Inventor of Frozen Foods) Clarence Birdseye Foods & Nutrition Inventors & Inventions
1816 First Double-Decked Steamboat Washington Arrives in New Orleans New Orleans Steamboats Mississippi River Ohio County, WV Public Library History Channel
1910 In Minnesota, Forest Fires Destroy the Towns of Baudette and Spooner, Killing 21 People and Burning over 220,000 Acres of Land Minnesota Trees Fire Death Minnesota Historical Society
1913 Henry Ford's Entire Automobile Factory Is First Run on a Moving Assembly Line Henry Ford Automobile Labor Firsts History Channel
1918 Atlanta, GA Bans All Public Gatherings to Prevent Spread of Flu Epidemic Georgia Influenza University of Georgia
1920 Canadian Air Force Crew Leave Halifax on First trans-Canada Flight (10 days) Canada Aviation Royal Canadian Air Force
1922 World Series First Event Broadcast over a Network of Radio Stations Radio Baseball History of Technology Historic Firsts
1931 Eastman Kodak Takes the First Short-Exposure Infrared Photograph Photography EMR Spectra Historic Firsts Center for Study of Technology and Society
1954 IBM Displays the First All-transistor Calculator The Transistor History of Technology Historic Firsts ESD Journal
1959 Soviet Luna 3 Takes First Photographs of the Far Side of the Moon Soviet Space Program The Moon Space Exploration Photography Historic Firsts NASA
1963 JFK Signs Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with Britain and the Soviet Union John F. Kennedy Great Britain Soviet Union Nuclear Arms Control Historic Documents New York Times
1975 Patent Granted to Ysidro M. Martinez for "Knee Implant Prosthesis" Medical Research Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks USPTO
1983 5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Upstate New York New York Earthquakes USGS

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